Largest Integrated Healthcare System in State, Serves More than 1.8 Million Patients Annually
Iowa Health System (IHS), the largest integrated health care provider in the state, adopted use of the entire portfolio of Covidien Nellcor™ OxiMax™ pulse oximetry products, according to an announcement from Covidien, Boulder, Colo.
IHS encompasses seven affiliates in Iowa and western Illinois and has more than 1.8 million patient visits annually, accounting for nearly one of every three patients in Iowa.
“Iowa Health System is committed to providing the right solutions for the best outcomes,” said April Fitzer, vice president of contracting, HIS, in the announcement. “We are excited to partner with Covidien for pulse oximetry technology to achieve that goal.”
The flagship product of the Nellcor line—the OxiMax N-600x pulse oximeter—delivers readings of patient oxygen levels and features SatSeconds™ alarm management and Nellcor OxiMax technology. The OxiMax SPD™ Alert feature detects repetitive patterns of desaturation in adults that are indicative of reductions in airflow through a patient’s upper airway into the patient’s lungs.